What Is the Standard Thickness of Sheet Metal?

What Is the Standard Thickness of Sheet Metal?

What Is the Standard Thickness of Sheet Metal?

The standard thickness of sheet metal depends on the gauge and the type of metal. For example, 3-gauge steel is 0.2391 inches thick, while a sheet of 3-gauge zinc is 0.006 inches thick.

The gauge of aluminum sheet metal begins at 6, and is 0.162 inches thick, while a sheet of stainless steel begins at 7-gauge and is 0.1875 inches thick. Galvanized steel begins at 8-gauge and is 0.1681 inches thick. However, an 8-gauge sheet of steel is 0.1644 inches thick, an 8-gauge sheet of stainless steel is 0.1719 inches thick, an 8-gauge sheet of aluminum is 0.1285 inches thick, and a sheet of 8-gauge zinc is 0.016 inches thick.